Paso del Viento

3 day

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With this program Patagonia Hikes gives you the possibility of, in alone 3 days and with a moderate technical difficulty, to experience places in which few people have been, and to appreciate from Paso del Viento part of the South Patagonian Ice field, the Viedma Glacier and the Mariano Moreno Cord, all these unique places that are so hard to see in a different and easy way. You don’t need prior experience in mountaineering, but...
With this program Patagonia Hikes gives you the possibility of, in alone 3 days and with a moderate technical difficulty, to experience places in which few people have been, and to appreciate from Paso del Viento part of the South Patagonian Ice field, the Viedma Glacier and the Mariano Moreno Cord, all these unique places that are so hard to see in a different and easy way. You don’t need prior experience in mountaineering, but yes a good physical condition, since the ascent to the Paso del Viento presents a considerable ascent.
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Itinerary Details

DÍA 1: EL CHALTÉN - LAGUNA TORO

Meeting with the Guide in the morning; debrief about the details of the program and check

of the gear. We ́ll start the trek at noon from El Chalten, and hike towards Laguna (lagoon) Toro, passing by the Pliegue Tumbado.

Box Lunch and dinner.

Duration: 6 hs

Elevation: 700 mts.

DAY 2: TORO CAMP - PASO DEL VIENTO – TORO CAMP

After breakfast, and a 30-40 minutes of hiking, we will cross the Rio (river) Tunel, either by wading through the river or using a fixed cable and harnesses, this will depend on both, the conditions and the guides decision. We will continue the ascent towards Paso del Viento. The main part of the ascent is on trails, moraines and the Túnel Glacier. From here we will appreciate a part of the Patagonian Ice Field, the nascent of Glaciar Viedma, and Cerro Mariano...
DÍA 1: EL CHALTÉN - LAGUNA TORO

Meeting with the Guide in the morning; debrief about the details of the program and check

of the gear. We ́ll start the trek at noon from El Chalten, and hike towards Laguna (lagoon) Toro, passing by the Pliegue Tumbado.

Box Lunch and dinner.

Duration: 6 hs

Elevation: 700 mts.

DAY 2: TORO CAMP - PASO DEL VIENTO – TORO CAMP

After breakfast, and a 30-40 minutes of hiking, we will cross the Rio (river) Tunel, either by wading through the river or using a fixed cable and harnesses, this will depend on both, the conditions and the guides decision. We will continue the ascent towards Paso del Viento. The main part of the ascent is on trails, moraines and the Túnel Glacier. From here we will appreciate a part of the Patagonian Ice Field, the nascent of Glaciar Viedma, and Cerro Mariano Moreno amongst others. We finish our hike and head back to Toro Camp.

All meals.

Duration: 6-7 hs

Elevation: 900 mts en ascent. 400 mts en descent.

DÍA 3: TORO – EL CHALTÉN

The third day we will return through the Tunel river Valley, where we will be able to see with surprise the distant point where we were the previous day. We will pass through La Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, where we will be able to see the Lake Viedma and the Fitz Roy massif. Later we arrive to town to enjoy a deserved feast after the success of the excursion!

Breakfast and Lunch. Duration: 6 hs.

WEATHER IN PATAGONIA

It ́s important to take into account that the weather in El Chalten is very unstable. This expedition counts with two extra days to improve the odds of success. Waiting, continuing, or suspending decision will be on our Mountain Guide criteria.

Important Details

Included
  • GPS.
  • VHF Radio.
  • 4 season Tents (Mountain Hardwear) and cooking set.
  • English/Spanish speaking certified Mountain Guide.
  • 1 Assistant every 3 people.
  • Transfer from Bahía túnel to El Chaltén.
  • Equipment for river crossing.
  • Meals during the trip.
  • Personal Accident insurance.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • INCLUDED
Not Included
  • Tips.
  • Additional Porters.
  • Bus from and to El Calafate.
  • Personal Equipment (boots, backpack, sleeping bag, etc). You can rent this equipment. Let us know if you need any of these items. You get a 30% discount by hiring our services.
  • Non specified in this program.
Departure Point
Patagonia Hikes Office
9:00 AM
Return Details
Patagonia Hikes
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Backpack 60-70l.
  • 3 pair of socks.
  • Shoes for wading.
  • Sleeping Bag down or synthetic -15o.
  • Mattress.
  • 1L Bottle.
  • Syntethic underwear.
  • 2 fleeces or similar.
  • Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Down Jacket or similar.
  • Hiking poles.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Sun block.
  • Waterproof Overpant (Gore-tex or similar). v Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Flashlight.
  • Cup or similar.
  • Hiking Boots.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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